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'''Prentice Mulford''' (5 April 1834 – 27 May 1891) was a noted literary humorist and California author. In addition, he helped found the New Thought movement. He also coined the term Law of Attraction. Mulford was born in Sag Harbor, New York and, in 1856, sailed to California where he would spend the next 16 years. During this time, Mulford spent several years in mining towns, trying to find his fortune in gold, copper, or silver. After leaving the mining life, Mulford ran for a position on the California State Assembly in Sacramento, California|Sacramento. Although he was nominated, he ultimately lost the election. He returned to San Francisco and began writing for a weekly newspaper, ''The Golden Era''. Mulford spent five years as a writer and editor for various papers and was named by many San Franciscans a "Bohemian," for his disregard for money. Mulford states in his autobiography,...
Birth date1834
Birth placeSag Harbor, NY
Death date1891
Death place| occupation = Literary humorist, author.
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